Shipyard Pipe Welder - Seattle, WA

Employer: Foss Maritime

Job Description:
Seattle Shipyard Pipe Fitter Employees are responsible for the installation, service, repair and maintenance of all plumbing and piping systems aboard vessels.


Perform Pipe Welding work on piping systems, including 60 grade carbon steel
Layout, fabrication, installation, testing and repair of pipe systems
Fit pipe and properly prepare joints for welding
Troubleshooting and repair vessel hydraulic systems and air control systems.
Responsible for initial set up, steel preparation, die checking or hose testing upon completing of weld.
Install mechanical compression joints
Fabricate hydraulic hoses
Fabricate simple hangers and brackets
Able to cut & prep for fabrication
Set up temporary ventilation systems
Layout mitre joints, spools & penetrations
Able to bend pipe & tube
Assist with the testing of pipe systems
Able to identify valves
Able to quality control own welding or fit-up work
Able to thread fittings
Proficient in welding processes
Fire-watch duties
Able to perform routine work, repetitive in nature
Maintain organization and housekeeping in work area and shop
Maintain tools & equipment
Fork-lift & man-lift operation
Familiarity with tool usage, and demonstrate skill with tools
Enter and move through manholes to reach and work in internally confined spaces.
Transverse gangways and scaffolding at varying heights
Read and comprehend manuals, drawings and blueprints.
Adhere to all company safety, environmental, quality assurance and security programs
Adhere to company policies
Other duties as assigned

This position generally requires 2-5 years' experience, preferably within the maritime industry. Welding certification preferred but not required. Must be a union member in good standing, or join union upon hiring in. A physical and pre-employment drug testing are a pre-requisite of employment. Fork lift certification required.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a Shipyard and there may be extreme temperatures and conditions. At time you will work in areas that have less adequate ventilation. There will be heavy lifting and climbing to work in high places and confined spaces. The work can often be dirty and difficult. May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends. Travel may also be required. Regular and predictable attendance is a requirement.

Physical/Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk & sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and frequently lift up to 25 pounds. May be required to work more than a normal workweek, including weekends. Travel may also be required.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

660 W Ewing St, Seattle, Washington 98119

Ability to pass a 6G weld test for ABS and USCG
High level of proficiency in SMAW, TIG welding a plus
Forklift, boom lift and scissor lift experience a plus

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on December 07, 2020

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